Book review by Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Teen horror tale has promising premise, half-baked plot.

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 14 reviews

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age 14+

Not That Appropriate, But Nothing New

As an aunt/legal guardian to four children, and a retired private school teacher, I know that children and teenagers all like popular series, like The Hunger Games, or Twilight. I consider this title to be an undiscovered gem. Although this is NOT for children, I do think that, after reading titles like Twilight or The Hunger Games, or similar things, that teens will be able to handle it. Of course, I'm not saying that this content is suitable for them, but most teenagers nowadays will not think much of it, other than calling it “a good read.” Great Role Models: Each of the characters has their flaws, making it more realistic. They're brave, but irresponsible, (4/5) Violence: Gore. Murder. Descriptions of how they used to discriminate back then. (4/5) Sex: A few kisses, but nothing else. (2/5) Swearing: sh-t, -ss, d-mn are said throuhout the book (3/5) Consumerism: Various products, from Coca Cola, to Google (3/5) Drinking: A few scenes where teens have beer (2/5)

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
Too much consumerism
age 15+

Creepy, but great, read

I have a interest in creepy things like this. It is violent at times and can be scary to younger readers. The details added about asylums interested me greatly. Younger readers, read with caution.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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